In my Arbonne business, for example - and it's probably in network marketing where most of this confusion has come from btw. You hear of these rare non-thinking people who don't want it to be a scam yet they quit after 2wks because they didn't get rich overnight. I know, crazy right, it's called a business and you see me working it, but you think you should be rich because you "brought into it?!” Nope.
At a certain level in Arbonne you may decide to leave your current job (retire is the commonly used word, but again, it depends what you are retiring from). I stepped out of our IT business 6mths into starting my Arbonne business 5years ago & was an Area Manager at the time (the 2nd level of success). I was a Region a few months later & earned a Mercedes Benz Cash Bonus that allowed me to pay off a snazzy new car.
I still worked. Sure, my stress levels went wayyyy down, but I still worked. I worked on continuing to build my Arbonne business & helping others in my team succeed. I worked on renovating our first home which was purchased as an investment. I worked on developing a new business which Ben & I still work on to this day because we love it. & I started working on my art again - my lifelong passion.
Income came in as we worked, naturally, but it fluctuates depending on all manner of things: our level of commitment, our expenses, the economy, loss & challenges, & people (team mates, clients etc) coming & going into our lives.
Fast forward to today, we live here, on the beach, feeling quite blessed, but with a mindset that is free-er than our old selves who often worked 16hr days
We still have goals & dreams we are working on because it keeps us feeling alive, because our potential is ever expanding, & because we absolutely do want to leave a legacy (financial & otherwise) to the people, places & causes that are important to us.
We strive to make PURPOSEFUL PROFITS - that is, to make a living & an impact in ways that light us & others up along the way, & in ways that feel fantastic.
It's working smarter rather than necessarily as hard (sometimes stupidly) as we once did. That's the key!
Does some of it happen while we sleep? Sure & that's amazing! But we still had to set up a system for that to happen, we maintain those systems, & we improve them as needed.
What joyous work when you live what you do! I hope this frees you to believe work doesn't have to be a dirty word & that you too can do & create what you feel called to & be handsomely rewarded for doing so with passion & purpose. 💗
Want to build a business for you and your family? Arbonne might be the vehicle to help you do just that. With me as your coach, a healthy commitment to growth, expectations, willingness to work, and the leverage of smart existing systems, beautiful innovative products, and a supportive, fun community, you can!
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